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La Magdeleine tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Magdeleine: highlights and tourist information

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La Magdeleine is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 45 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: La Magdeleine is 356 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 10 km and Tusson at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Magdeleine, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Magdeleine in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente

Map of places to visit near La Magdeleine


Markets in and near La Magdeleine

  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (9km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (19km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (25km)
  • Melle: market Friday (25km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (33km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (36km)

More information about La Magdeleine, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Magdeleine, France

What to do at La Magdeleine? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting La Magdeleine.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (20km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (21km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (38km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (43km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (51km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (13km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (16km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (25km)
  • Laverré (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (50km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (27km)
  • Zoodyssée (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: La Magdeleine

Canton: Villefagnan

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16240

Distance to La Magdeleine

from Angouleme (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 356 km

from Calais: 560 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 144 km

from Strasbourg: 643 km

Getting here

La Magdeleine is in the west of France. Most visitors to the region come by car with arrive here by car with the ferry ports at Saint Malo taking about 5 hours driving time. For driving distances to La Magdeleine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brettes, Empure, La Chevrerie, La Faye, La Foret-de-Tesse, Londigny, Montjean, Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie, Pioussay, Raix, Theil-Rabier, Villefagnan and Villiers-le-Roux.

This page in French: Visiter La Magdeleine

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